The Sankofa Foundation was established in 1997 under the auspices of the Xi Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and with grant funding from the W.K. Kellog Foundation. While the Sankofa Foundation and Alpha Phi Alpha have maintained a close relationship, the Foundation is an independent 501c(3) organization with a dedicated board of directors and separate operations.
The Foundations's mission is to support the underserved youth in the Dallas metroplex by delivering top quality mentoring programs and youth outreach initiatives. We focus on programs that encourage education, build self-esteem and promote good citizenship. To carry out it's mission, the Sankofa Foundation has partnered with leading non-profit and local educational institutions to have a greater influence on the lives of our youth.